EP2414 KS2 Transition Workgroup RK198 / A306

Start date
15 Dec 23
12 Hours
Colonel Frank Seely Academy, Flatts Lane, Calverton, Nottingham NG14 6JZ View on Google Map


For Redhill Trust schools only.  Other schools from the Nottingham and Derby area can apply to be part of this group by emailing STEM@DTSA.org.uk

Aims and Objectives of the workgroup

  1. Develop a small scheme of work that explores scientific concepts at KS2 level, aligning with the national curriculum and incorporating hands-on, engaging activities.
  2. Foster collaboration and knowledge sharing between secondary school science teachers and primary school teachers leading science in the curriculum, promoting cross-phase transition and continuity in science education.
  3. Enhance the pedagogical skills and confidence of participants in delivering effective science lessons to KS2 students, incorporating inquiry-based approaches, practical experiments, and demonstrations.
  4. Create a framework that allows KS2 students to experience science lessons at a secondary school setting, reinforcing their understanding of scientific concepts and promoting interest in science.
  5. Evaluate the impact of the scheme of work on students' understanding and interest in science, using formative and summative assessment methods, and establish a sustainable network of science educators across the East Midlands region for ongoing collaboration and professional development.

Identifying participants

We are seeking enthusiastic and dedicated secondary school science teachers and primary school teachers who lead on science in the curriculum to participate in our workgroup. We are particularly interested in individuals who are passionate about enhancing science education at the KS2 level and promoting cross-phase transition. We encourage teachers with varying levels of experience and expertise to join, as the workgroup aims to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among participants. We value creativity, innovation, and a commitment to delivering effective and engaging science lessons. By participating in this workgroup, teachers will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of a small scheme of work that explores scientific concepts, aligns with the national curriculum, and benefits both students and educators.


Session Number

Session Name



Session 1

Online Introduction and Planning

45 minutes

Explain the objectives and expectations of the workgroup, establish a collaborative atmosphere, initiate planning

Session 2

Concept Selection and Sequencing

1.5 hours

Collaboratively select and sequence the scientific concepts to be covered in the scheme of work

Session 3

Lesson Planning and Resource Gathering

4 hours

Collaboratively develop detailed lesson plans and gather necessary resources for the scheme of work

Session 4

Hands-on Activities and Experiments

2 hours

Explore and plan hands-on activities and experiments to enhance students' engagement and understanding

Session 5

Assessment and Differentiation Strategies

1.5 hours

Discuss assessment strategies and differentiation techniques to cater to the diverse needs of KS2 students

Session 6

Evaluation, Reflection, and Finalisation

2 hours

Evaluate the effectiveness of the scheme of work, reflect on the workgroup experience, and finalize the scheme

Who is the course leader?


We can develop an affordable bespoke CPD event which is delivered locally to you for:

  • individuals such as: subject leaders, coordinators, heads of departments
  • a team/whole department
  • a network of schools/groups
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  • initial teacher education


EP2414 KS2 Transition Workgroup15 December 202314:15-15:00Colonel Frank Seely Academy
EP2414 KS2 Transition Workgroup25 January 202413:30-15:00Colonel Frank Seely Academy
EP2414 KS2 Transition Workgroup27 February 202409:00-13:00Colonel Frank Seely Academy
EP2414 KS2 Transition Workgroup27 March 202409:00-11:00Colonel Frank Seely Academy
EP2414 KS2 Transition Workgroup24 April 202409:00-11:00Colonel Frank Seely Academy
EP2414 KS2 Transition Workgroup12 July 202409:00-11:00Colonel Frank Seely Academy

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Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£860.00 +VAT
State-funded school or collegeActivity feeFree

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For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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